Today is Monday 18th October

Hello and good morning!
The day is chilly and overcast, but we have a slight wind and the sun is trying to come out, so we have taken a chance and have some washing out on the line.

Hubby is painting the generator box and has erected a tarpaulin over it just in case the weather turns. We can’t paint it indoors as we’re using bitumen paint and it will stink the house out.

We have a couple of days ‘grace’ before everything starts in earnest as regards blood tests, Covid swabs and hospital and dental appointments. My diabetes eye screening should have been today but has been postponed until the end of November, and because of Saturday’s pending surgery, Hubby has to stop his warfarin beforehand and go onto tummy jabs, so rearranged his INR from tomorrow to Thursday.
Wednesday we have appointments in opposite directions but plenty of time in between.
Lunch that day will be on the fly, so heaven only know what we’ll have or when as when we get back home it will be too late to cook a proper meal.
Friday is cooker delivery though we can’t set it up just yet as our gas man can’t connect it until Nov 11th. That’s OK though as it give us some time to work out how to inset the hob into a worktop that isn’t there anymore. Our plan is to hopefully build an all in one housing for both cooker and hob so that if we move, we can take it with us.
Saturday and Sunday sees hospital appointments and CT scans then next week the water board is coming to fix the catch on the meter box. I also have my appointment with the Breast Cancer history team to see if I should have the blood test to ascertain if I carry the gene.ย  I can honestly say our calendar has never been so full.

Hope your day is off to a good start. Keep safe everyone and take care.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to Today is Monday 18th October

  1. Is hubby having surgery? Did I miss that? I thought they were going to do more testing to see what problem is. Good luck to him. I have a week in December where there are daily health tests/appointments. I’m already dreading it. Hope all goes well with everything.

    • Hi Kate,
      he’s having an endoscopy on Saturday and 3 CT scans on Sunday. As to whether he will require more surgery in respect of his reflux problems
      we don’t know, but at least they are investigating everything now.
      I hope all goes well for you in December Kate. Is this an annual check up?

      • Ok, I thought he was getting operated on. No, nothing serious though. Just a “let’s get this checked before it gets worse.” Even if it gets worse it’s not at all life threatening.

      • There’s a lot going on this week. Sounds like you’ve got that in a couple of months.

      • I’m anxious to hear about hubby (and I bet you are too!). His issue is way more serious.

      • The new GP is getting things moving and hopefully once they know what’s going on, can do something to sort it. The good news is that his weight is stable and he can eat a variety of food now, provided we’re careful.
        However, the pain he’s been having in his gut has been ongoing for about 3 years and the other surgery just threw antibiotics at him. He’s had two bowel cancer tests since then though and both have been clear. We just want to know so that we can deal with it.

      • That’s a long time to be uncomfortable.

      • Useless surgery. Antibiotics treated the symptoms but they never investigated the cause. Even the doctors in A&E were surprised it hadn’t been checked out.

  2. scifihammy says:

    Oh my goodness! You do have a lot on your plate!
    I hope all the visits and tests go well. ๐Ÿ™‚
    And good luck with the new cooker – exciting! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Michael says:

    Sounds as if you don’t have time to sleep this week Di. Best wishes to both of you that all goes well.

  4. murisopsis says:

    You are certainly going to be “on the go” for the next couple weeks! I am hoping your husband’s health issues can be diagnosed and corrected. That would make you, him , and all of us happier! I suppose having the new stove/oven not hooked up yet is a blessing in disguise – giving you time to figure out the housing. The plan you mentioned to have it inserted into a cabinet, making it portable, sounds like a very good one!

    • Hi Val, the cooker unit needs a housing and Hubby can use a 600mm floor cabinet with a couple of modifications. Hopefully we’ll be able to get some board and tile it for the hob, then we can just ‘slide it in’. There was a similar set up when we arrived but it didn’t work properly, and in hindsight, we should have replaced like for like. Never mind.
      Yes, we will be glad to know what is going on with Hubby as whatever it is can be treated properly.

  5. Carol anne says:

    wow! Lots of appointments di! I hope they’ll all go well! Will be thinking of you! Xoxo

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